Corundum var: Sapphire (uncommon locality)

Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 12/28/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/04/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $125

Item Description

A seldom-seen matrix Ruby specimen from the Kola Peninsula in Russia featuring a sharp, lustrous, translucent, purplish-red hexagonal crystal measuring 9 mm sitting on Calcite and schist matrix. The crystal is fully terminated, though there is a small amount of embedded Calcite. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only piece of this specific material that we've had to offer in the auctions. If you collect minerals from the Kola Peninsula, Russian minerals or worldwide Corundum, don't miss out on this one. Strong red fluorescence under LW UV light.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$125 * 01/04/2024 6:31:56 pm (CST)
$125 * 01/04/2024 6:31:56 pm (CST)
$115 01/04/2024 2:49:15 pm (CST)
$105 01/04/2024 2:46:02 pm (CST)
$100 01/04/2024 2:46:02 pm (CST)
$38 01/04/2024 10:50:52 am (CST)
$33 01/04/2024 10:50:52 am (CST)
$30 01/04/2024 7:17:59 am (CST)
$25 01/04/2024 7:17:59 am (CST)
$15 01/03/2024 11:24:56 pm (CST)
$10 12/31/2023 2:28:38 pm (CST)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.